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"leeann beckley" Discussed on Embedded
"Welcome to embedded. I am in a white here with christopher white guest this week. Is professor leah. Basically we're gonna talk about machines and hands an art over presser brickley like joining us. Hello thank you for having me. Could you tell us about yourself as if this was the first day of classes. Sure so my name is leeann beckley. I do research and exploration kind of at the intersection of computer science and electronics and design and craft. I'm i'm also very interested in education and so the work that i do tends to take place at the intersection of all of those things. And it's easiest to talk about with props but we'll we'll do the best we came. Yeah audio only tough for props. Okay we're gonna do lightning round where we ask you short questions and we want short answers. If we're behaving ourselves we won't ask. How and why and all of that. Are you ready ready. Science or engineering engineering art or craft brass favorite artist. Andrew little hardware-software hardaway. What's your preferred way to learn new things reading videos trying it out until you make it work doing it for sure. Favorite fictional robot a pass on that one. Because i can't answer quickly like any robots complete one project or started dozen complete one product for sure can image created by an a. r. b. art. Yes and i wanna keep talking but resist the temptation kabala tip. Everyone should know. Don't be afraid to copy the work of other people as a great way to get started auto. There used to be these painting schools that that's what they did. They copied the old masters. And we seem to be so afraid of copying other people's ideas in order to get that experience ourselves. It's it's weird. Yeah no you can learn so much akin. I think it's we are too afraid of copying pretty. Naturally you end up doing your own thing so it's hard to actually copy the new. It's hard to be somebody else for any extended period of time. You're your own weirdness. Just takes over pretty quickly so going back to. Ken is make art. Yes so i would expand that and say that the context in which that is happening is really critical. And what is. I think what computation brings to art and design is in large part the power to build can of entire classes our entire families of and related things and so in that context. I both the output of an art would constitu it like would would be comprised of more than just a single image it would be the code. It would be probably a whole family of images and kind of larger body of work than like a single painting for example that i would wanna see before i would call anything like that art And again the context in the intent are important there too so yeah so with some aspects but the answer is a definite yet yes With some expansion. Do you want to follow up on that. Because he's the one plane again. Just it just came to mind. That's the reason. I put that in there as i was. I've been following. People who are using neural network system called clip again. I'm going to space it. We'll put it in the shouts charlotte v coogan or something. But you can go in and you can type a prompt and it'll go through and using its various things that's been trained on it. It'll generate images. Nick thing be very surreal weird images in some things. I've tried to do with it. Come out as just kind of like bad dreams. But i've seen other people who were more skilled at prompting. It come out with things that actually look like paintings and or very cool haunting ethereal things and have emotional response to it and yet it just came out of this. Neural arkansas typed you know make a fancy surreal bookstore so it's hard for me to call it art but it's also ahead emotional response to it. So how is it not i. I'm a big fan of like the artist at nutritious gaskins. Actually she just came out with a new book. I'm vernacular creativity. I believe in the that. I wrote a foreword four but she is her work as a. I think a gorgeous example of how. Ai generated images really can rise to the to the label of art. One lovely example cool. We'll have that show notes. Cool okay so. Your research group is called hand and machine. Why is it called that. Yeah mike. Career has really been about finding ways to bring a humanness and a material nece to technology and so that is reflected in the name. I'm also very interested in in exploring in kind of questioning these dichotomies that we often set up like the hand machine would be so different or that they would be so much opposition. I think is worth questioning. That provocation is also appealing and part of why chose the term. Not so different from the name of my previous research group which was high low tech embodying kind of some of the same ideas in some of the same style of approach. Did you switch the name. As part of moving from mit to university of new mexico. Was there another another reason. I mean in large part it felt like a fresh start in a really different context. So i'm for all sorts of reasons. Unm is really really different. From mit in In it felt appropriate to kind of put the mit work. Which i'm so proud of. And so i'm delighted with the especially work that got to do with my students there but to kind of tie that in a bow and set aside and start something fresh in new so so yeah i wanted to to choose a new name and have a distinct new start. Their boston and mit particular lee has a very enthusiastic engineering community New mexico is more known for art. Do you see your surroundings affecting what you do absolutely so much. So i think although in in perhaps you know often unexpected ways one of the things that's been wonderful about being in new mexico more so than that art community per se has been the landscape and the materials that are readily at hand being able to spend a lot of time outside a lot of time sinking being in just dirt for example. I've done a lot of conflict around clay. I think is really related to that. Just like being closer to the dirt on and also being much more involved. Didn't like being but being able to do stuff like go. Hiking and backpacking. Gardening and stuff has had a wonderful effect so so definitely the setting really matters and communities really matter but but in probably more subtle ways than than just like versus engineering in some sense so talking about clay i saw on your say. Something about computational ceramics what could possibly right right so Where to where to dive division so i should say one of the ways in which i work is to become infatuated with a material you so textiles or paper or more recently clay and then just start to play with it and explore it and see ways in which i can bring my engineering expertise or my computational expertise to kind of to bear on on that material So the work in clay. That i've been doing is is focused around computational design or algorithm design ways that can traditions and techniques from not community can be applied to clay and also how we can combined cutting edge technology and computational approaches with long standing traditions of working with clay. So more concretely I've done a lot of work around using the laser cutter to for example at patterns into into clay to create templates that then press into clay to to generate computational designed surface patterns also worked to create some software. That lets you generate. Computational designed essentially origami patterns but for clay and then kind of the most recent development that i'm really excited about. We just got ceramic three d. printer for my lab so we're starting to write some custom software so that we can kind of jenner computational generate three d. forms that are printed in ceramics and then once they're printed i think also a really critical part of the process that you can use traditional ceramic techniques can traditional crafting techniques in all sorts of ways to take the next step of the process or often. You can integrate new computational processes that each step of kind of a traditional crafting process so that all of that is really exciting and interesting and something. I'm having a lot of fun exploring right now. i should also say on that topic that jennifer jakup's who's one of my former students from it and is now a faculty member at uc santa barbara that she and i just got an nsf. Grant to explore of computational design and ceramics and and in particular some kind of traditional artisans who who work with clay and to try to find interesting combinations at those intersections. So i'm really excited to start working on that project with jennifer also. Is it about making the ceramics more aesthetically pleasing or are you also trying to make them stronger for less material..
"leeann beckley" Discussed on TV Rewind Podcast
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